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    July 12, 2011
    4:30 - 5:00am EDT  

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stay tuned for "good morning america" and have a great tuesday. >> try to stay cool out there. it's going to be a hot one. live and in hd, this is "good morning washington," on your side. straight ahead, a powerful storms caused damage and knockout power across the region. preparing for a day of the oppressive heat. good morning, washington. it's tuesday july 12. thanks for waking up with us, i am said they simpson -- am cynne simpson. >> i am pamela brown. now to meteorologist steve rudin. >> just wait until you feel it's later this afternoon.
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78 degrees at reagan national airport. we have a heat advisory in effect for the district and immediate surrounding counties. heat index readings could be and as high as 105 degrees this afternoon. satellite and radar showed few clouds off to the west with light showers and a couple storms that moved through last night at 9:00 are long gone. what can we expect for today? 95-100 with a heat index around four degrees warmer than that. let's get an update on the rush hour commute with lisa baden. things are winding down and with overnight construction projects. the beltway is open between the wilson bridge and the american legion bridge on the maryland side. virginia is wrapping up construction on 66 westbound at
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glebe road. yesterday there was a gas main breaks. 121 eastbound between 270 and 355. traffic getting by to the left. light volume is helping out. traffic is moving on 270 in montgomery county. part of the highway was shut down yesterday after a gas main break. 270 reopened around 11:00 last night. some roads are closed in that area while crews complete repairs. all across the region the crews are digging a damaged left behind by the storms. >> flames broke out at 8:30 last night in rockville. no one was hurt. there was damage in northern virginia as well. storms knocked down trees in
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manassas. falling trees and knocked down power lines, leaving thousands in the dark. it will be a tough day for people without power pass it will be hot and humid across the d.c. region. we are under heat advisory from noon until 8:00 tonight. temperatures could reach the triple digits. there's a code orange air quality day, which means unhealthy for sensitive groups. trash pickup starting at 6:00 a.m. today and tomorrow. we are tracking your forecast 24 hours a day. there is live radar local severe weather, and read more about the dangers of the related illnesses, go to wjla.com. 3 people died in a car crash last night in new jersey. at least two or from our area. the car ran off of 295 near philadelphia. it hit a tree and burst into
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flames. a man from cheverly and another man were killed. a young man was heard and a third person was also hurt. officials say that the brother of afghan president, was shot to death by bodyguards. he was one of the most are for people in southern afghanistan. he had been accused of corruption, but his brother and suspended him. -- defended him. journalists cokie roberts will deliver the eulogy for former first lady betty ford. she will join several others to eulogize mrs. ford at a service tomorrow. top lawmakers will return to
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the white house today to take another crack at reaching an agreement to raise the debt ceiling. with the default deadline nearly three weeks away there's little sign of bending by republicans or by president obama. he says that he will not sign any short-term extension. starbucks has some new stuff. the fed breaks down how much the recession costs each one of us. >> for that and a preview of the trading day, linda bell is live at bloomberg headquarters in new york. >> we are technically out of the procession which lasted 18 months. but researchers at the federal reserve bank of san francisco says it has cost more than $7,000 per person in lost consumption. that's about $175 a month. stock-index futures indicating it could be another down day for the market averages.
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anheuser-busch filing applications to trademark one of area codes from 15 u.s. cities including 202 in washington. the beermaker could be trying to build on the local marketing success of an ale made by a its goose island grand and giving things a local flavor. and a new offering from starbucks today. bistro boxes, small meals under 500 calories. a new york furniture store is setting up shop in the georgetown area for a short time. i will have details in my next report. linda bell reporting for abc 7 news. back to you. >> thank you. 4:36 74 degrees on this tuesday. >> still to come the dubious
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distinction pepco has received, but is it fair? >> a major construction project could affect your commute today and for weeks. >> first
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time for a check on traffic
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and weather every 10 minutes. >> steve rudin is standing by to talk about that. today will be even hotter than yesterday. >> exactly. there's a heat advisory mainly for the district and surrounding counties and areas south and east. this morning's temperatures at 4:40 78 at reagan national, 83 in beltsville. areas shaded in orange from noon until 8:00 tonight will be under heat advisory. air quality will not be very good. if you can put off cutting the lawn or filling up gas until later in the day or evening that's better. thunderstorms rolled through last night around 8:00. no storms are gone. a few showers and storms of to the west of us will not impact us for the morning.
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95-100 for the daytime high. the heat index will make it feel more like 100 or 105. in the 70's tonight. a little as you mix tomorrow, 88-93. letson an update on the rush hour commute with lisa baden. it's a good morning in virginia. 66 95, 395. no problems on route 11. looks good on 7100. the beltway at new hampshire avenue overnight construction is gone. if everything is open south of town on the beltway at the wilson bridge. in clarksburg, 121 eastbound near 355, there was a gas main break yesterday. they are still doing repairs but traffic is getting by in both directions. 270 is completely open in the area. back to you. >> thank you. 4:41.
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there's a warning for people who drive on canal road in northwest d.c. major projects to replace a cracked water main. canal road only has two lanes and one of those will be closed in the georgetown palisades area. this is expected to last through september. that will slow things down this morning. >> they will need another way to get around. 74 degrees. >> the end of an era for a source of information for local telephone customers. >> and details about the dui arrest of hines ward
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welcome back. traffic is moving along interstate 270 in montgomery county. a six-mile stretch was shut down for several hours after construction crews severed a gas main in clarksburg. commuters were trapped in their cars during that time. crews spent the night preparing to break. the first of three memorial services for former first lady betty ford will take place in california today. rosalynn carter will be among those speaking at the service. she will be laid to rest in
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michigan later this week. president obama and congressional leaders are divided on how to reduce the nations that. the main sticking points are taxes and entitlement reforms. the president will not sign a short-term solution for the debt relief. maryland state police issued an amber alert for an eight- year-old who might have been abducted. jared brown jr. was last seen in baltimore at 6:30 yesterday. they believe he was abducted by two men driving a light green ford taurus with maryland tax -- a new light green ford taurus with maryland tagws. ashley owens admitted to killing richard nam by stabbing him with a box cutters and beating him with a chainsaw. the man's body was found inside
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his bladensburg convenience store last april. owens said that she killed him over a dispute. mourning the loss double well-known football coach. steve trumborimble died of a heart attack, leaving behind a wife and four sons. a former teacher at that school disappeared after his contract was not renewed. his whereabouts remain a mystery. learning more about the dui airbus of pittsburgh steelers hines ward. he was arrested overnight friday after his blustery car struck a curb and then made several lane changes without signaling. he told officers that he had two drinks. if convicted he could spend a
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year in jail and pay a $1,000 fine. the whole services held yesterday for a firefighter who dialed why try to catch a souvenir baseball. family friends, and fellow firefighters turned out for sandstone's funeral. he was the rangers' game last week with his six-year-old son. he fell over the railing while trying to catch a ball. former prime minister gordon brown announced he was the victim of rupert murdoch's news organization. the politicians think that reporters from the news of the world tabloid packed into his own and stole banking information. reports claim journalists paid police for information about the royal family and offered to pay a new york investigator for private phone records of 9/11 victims. rupert murdoch set down the tabloid this weekend. nine reporters could face jail time.
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>> we keep finding out more about that. 74 degrees. cracks coming up, sweep streets still the d.c. convention center. we will take you inside. >> first another check on traffic and weather every ten minutes. we will be right back.
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time for a look at traffic and weather every ten minutes. >> we're looking at heat advisory today steve. >> tomorrow will be a little better compared with today. for pretty much the entire metro area including the district and arlington and alexandria afternoon time. -- after noontime. the area stated in orange have been heat advisory this afternoon into the early evening. if you live in frederick county or washington county or hagerstown, it will still be hot. look at the heat and humidity beginning to build already. 87 in st. louis. dew point levels are in the low 70's heat advisory. it's up and down the east coast. the center of the country the
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areas shaded in pink have excessive heat warnings possibly exceeding 115 degrees today. storms last night around 8:00. 95-100 today for the daytime high. the heat index will make it feel warmer. look for a chance of afternoon storms. tonight, 70-77 degrees with gradual clearing. not as hot and humid tomorrow, 88-93. a beautiful end to the workweek. we will talk about that in a few minutes. a nice ride coming out of southern maryland. about 4 looks good. about five has no complications. looks good on the beltway. to the wilson bridge,. looks quiet from bowie. looks good across the bay bridge on the eastbound side. 95 and 295 are looking good. southbound 270 is quiet.
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we will take you to a camera in clarksburg maryland, where there was a gas main break yesterday evening. this is 121 between 270 and 355 traffic is rolling by. 4:54. pepco has a new distinction. the power company is the most hated company in the nation. a publication says pepco's rankings stem from the number and length of power outages. the company says it is working hard to improve service and reliability. verizon is ending the automatic delivery of the old- fashioned white pages by the end of this month. this will save 1,500 tons of paper. the white pages will still be available on-line.
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customers can request a free printed version or cd-rom. the yellow pages will continue as well as the business pages. 25,000 people from around the world have converged on washington for the 57th annual summer sampling food show. >> the show kicked off yesterday and continues today. there was a little taste test. >> it brought together vegetables and cheese and chocolate and olives. thousands of buyers and 2400 exhibitors of specialty items from 80 countries. >> go-around and see what the new flavors are and the new packaging. >> how about a habit potter portrait made of 14,000 jellybeans? or some blackwater direct from a canadian spring. this is being promoted by one of
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the real housewives of new jersey named caroline. and celebrities, patti labelle was promoting hot sauce. the show phil two levels of the convention center. 180,000 products, almost all them edible. this is a story you can sink your teeth into. this is from south africa. and barbeque ribs from stubb's. his grandkids from austin, texas, were cooking up the samples. how is business? >> really good. we are busy. >> normally the show is in new york. but it's here this year and next. unfortunately, it is not open to the public. you have to be a member to attend. in northwest washington
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reporting for abc 7 news sam ford. >> i love that he did some serious investigative reporting. >> he did. a good assignment for him. we have a lot more to come on "good morning washington." we will be right back. [ child's voice ] ooh, that looks good. [ child's voice ] can i have some? [ child's voice ] you guys should rock paper, scissors for it. ok. [ chuckles ] best of three? sure. one-two-three-shoot. one-two-three-shoot.
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coming up, repairs continue in montgomery county